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Rugby: sports fans and current issues

On Monday this week Harlequins’ director of rugby John Kingston parted company ‘by mutual agreement’ with the club following Quins’ abject performance against London Irish last weekend. See here for the story as covered by Robert Kitson upon the website of – THE GUARDIAN Upon hearing the [...]

April 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

Getting a grip

There was a time not a few moons ago when, as a matter of editorial policy, a group of Rust contributors informally agreed among themselves that wherever possible – in the interests of balance, fairness, harmony, understanding and perhaps even revenue protection/development(!) – they [...]

April 10, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Masters

The pre-Masters story and money may have been on Tiger for his 15th major but it was one time Patrick Reed that will be wearing the green jacket tonight. He played solid golf over 4 rounds and displayed that gritty competitive edge we know so well from Ryder Cup duels to hold off the challenge of [...]

April 9, 2018 // 0 Comments

A new nadir reached

Saturday 7th April 2018: Aviva Premiership Round 19: Harlequins v London Irish at the Stoop, kick off 3.00pm: Result – Harlequins 5 (0 league points) London Irish 35 (5 league points, 4 for for the win and 1 four-try bonus point): League positions – Harlequins 9th of 12 on 36 points, London [...]

April 8, 2018 // 0 Comments

An alternative ‘take’

In the last couple of days I have either listened to and read a number of appreciations that have resulted from the sad news of the death of Eric Bristow, the darts player, from a heart attack suffered at an event in Manchester. On  the Radio Five Live Up All Night programme – hosted by [...]

April 7, 2018 // 0 Comments

Fiorentina file: Udinese 0 Fiorentina 2

Alan Tanner’s Fulham is not the only Rust team to enjoy a winning run. Fiorentina have gone 7 games without defeat and won the last 5. The remarkable thing is that this has been achieved since March 13th when our captain and heartbeat Davide Astori ‘s own heart ceased to function on [...]

April 5, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report

In the great days of George Best, Bobby Charlton and Denis Law, it was said that Manchester United only played well when unsung hero Paddy Crerand in midfield did. Supporters of every club will tell you of the player that does the work for others. At Fulham at the moment on our 18-match run without [...]

April 5, 2018 // 0 Comments

Another sporting round-up

Another sporting week as we approach the British summer and inevitably some of the old Rust chestnuts come to the fore. Here’s a pot pourri of those that caught my eye recently:   PERFORMANCE-ENHANCING DRUGS With the Commonwealth Games on Australia’s Gold Coast about to begin we [...]

April 4, 2018 // 0 Comments

My sporting weekend

I am not the biggest fan of Ian Poulter, He is a tad too flash for my tastes with his 11 Ferraris. I grew up in the era of scruffs like Neil Coles who wore baggy waterproofs billowing in the wind whilst the Yanks all looked as sleek as seals. Payne Stewart Poults is not the first sharp dresser nor [...]

April 2, 2018 // 0 Comments

It ain’t like it used t’be (and that’s both good and bad)

For my sins, last night I had spent just over £20 to Sky Box Office for the privilege of watching Anthony Joshua beat Joseph Parker ‘live’ from the Principality Stadium over twelve rounds on points last night and thereby become holder of three (or is it four?) world heavyweight championship [...]

April 1, 2018 // 0 Comments

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